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Protect Your Company’s Innovations with the Help of an Experienced Florida Patent Defense Attorney

Defending your company’s patents is a vital, complex and often time-sensitive process. Infringement by third parties (and allegations of infringement against your company) can lead to claims of invalidity; and, if successful, these claims can result in a finding of invalidity or unenforceability. Other types of allegations can put companies’ patent registrations and applications at risk as well; and, to avoid unnecessary consequences, companies must engage an experienced Florida patent defense attorney as soon as possible.

Our attorneys have decades of experience helping companies defend their patents in the U.S. and abroad. We handle all types of patent-related claims and disputes, from infringement cases to reexamination, reissue, and other post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and international registrars. In every case, we take the same comprehensive and detail-oriented approach, working closely with our clients to ensure that we are asserting the strongest possible defenses under the circumstances at hand.

Issues That Can Put a Company’s Patents (and Their Value) at Risk

Several issues can put a company’s patents (and their value) at risk. Each Florida patent defense attorney at Lott & Fischer has extensive experience representing clients in matters involving:

Infringement Through Unauthorized Use

When a third party infringes a company’s exclusive patent rights, taking appropriate legal action against the infringer is essential for protecting the company’s rights not only in the present situation, but also in the long term. Unauthorized use is one of the greatest threats to a company’s efforts to protect and commercialize its innovations. Unauthorized use that is not addressed immediately and with decisiveness inevitably leads to additional acts of infringement by the same, or other, third parties.

Third-Party Infringement Claims

Third-party infringement claims can also put companies’ patent rights at risk. If a third party is alleging that your company’s patented innovation infringes its registered patent, defending against the allegations will necessarily involve defending your company’s patent as well. These are particularly complex cases that require extremely skilled and knowledgeable legal counsel.

Reexaminations and Other Post-Grant Attacks

We also provide defense representation for patent owners and patent applicants in reexaminations and other post-grant proceedings. Post-grant proceedings can involve a wide range of complex procedural and substantive issues; and, here, too, highly experienced legal counsel is essential. We have experience successfully defending our clients’ patents and patent applications in the U.S. and in numerous countries around the world.

Our Patent Defense Services for Companies in the U.S. and Abroad

We take a comprehensive and detail-oriented, yet efficient, approach to defending patent owners and patent applicants. Depending on your company’s specific needs, our attorneys can provide services including:

  • Evaluating all relevant claims and specifications to assess the parties’ respective rights in a dispute
  • Engaging experts to conduct analyses, prepare reports and testify as necessary
  • Presenting your company’s defenses informally in an effort to secure a favorable resolution without mediation, arbitration or litigation
  • Defending against administrative post-grant proceedings before the USPTO and international patent registration authorities
  • Litigating patent disputes in court as and when necessary

FAQs: Protecting Your Company’s Patents Against Threats

What is the Statute of Limitations for Patent Infringement in the U.S.?

There is no specific statute of limitations barring patent infringement actions under U.S. law. However, U.S. law does not permit the recovery of damages for acts of infringement that pre-date the filing of a lawsuit by more than six years. If you need to protect your company’s patent rights against infringement, it is important that you engage an experienced Florida patent defense attorney as soon as possible.

How Can I Defend My Company’s Patented Products Against an Infringement Claim?

May patent infringement cases involve dueling patents. If a competitor or other company is claiming that your company’s patented products infringe its registered patent rights, our attorneys can assess the validity and scope of both patents and help you make an informed decision about how to proceed.

When Can a U.S. Patent Registration Be Declared Invalid or Unenforceable?

Some examples of potential grounds for declaring a U.S. patent invalid or unenforceable include lack of patentable subject matter eligibility, lack of novelty or obviousness, and fraud during the patent application process. If a competitor or other party is seeking to declare one of your company’s patents invalid or unenforceable, our attorneys can defend your company’s registration by all means available.

Contact a Florida Patent Defense Attorney at Lott & Fischer

If you would like to know more about how we help companies protect their patents in the U.S. or abroad, we encourage you to schedule an initial consultation at Lott & Fischer. To speak with a Florida patent defense attorney in confidence, please call 305-448-7089 or tell us how we can help online today.